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Steve: "Loans Will Have To Be Spot On"

13 April 2016

Boss says loan signings have to right with new rule change coming in.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis says he will have to get any potential loan signings spot on with FIFA altering the rules on emergency loans from next season.

Football League clubs will have to sign players on six months or 12 month contracts, so managers can ill-afford to get those signings incorrect. Emergency loans will now become a thing of the past and due to the change made by FIFA, clubs will have to operate from a window-to-window basis in relation to loan signings.

Steve told “From next season, clubs in the Football League will not be out to take players on emergency loan. We have to take them window-to-window, so that means you have to have any loan signings for a period of six months or for the season.

“Therefore, if you get an injury or suspension then you will have to look from within the club. Having our Academy helps with that and it could result in one or two getting an opportunity.

“If we do bring any loan players in then we will have to get them right because you could be stuck with them for six months.

“With the law change there is the possibility that the bigger clubs won’t allow their younger players to go out. They will keep them in their Under-21s, so that could limit the number of potential targets from Premier League clubs.”


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